We aim to delight and surprise our clients, deliver exceptional service and exceed their expectations at ever step of the way. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that our clients want others to experience.
My name is Jim Gardiner. I have been sharing my passion for Muskoka with friends, family and clients for over 40 years. I have been a cottage owner, cottage builder and I now sell “the Muskoka dream” along with my wonderful wife Iris. Sailing, cruising, golfing, driving fun cars and socializing with friends and family are my other passions in life. Iris and I have been consistent Chestnut Park Chairman’s Award winners and high sales volume achievers dealing in luxury Muskoka properties.
Specialties: Muskoka cottages, waterfront properties, luxury cottage properties, island properties, international second home properties, Muskoka properties, cottage properties on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph.
My name is Iris Gardiner. I have been Sharing My Passion for Muskoka for almost 40 years. I have been a cottage owner, participated in building some of our cottages, and I am now selling the Muskoka Lifestyle, along with my husband Jim. My other passions are puppies, grandchildren, family and friends, cooking and of course all the other things my husband Jim is passionate about…sailing, cruising, golfing, and driving fun cars.
Specialties: Buying and Selling Muskoka waterfront properties.
My name is Lesley Goodfellow. I’ve lived on the water here in Muskoka my whole life and really enjoy selling cottages. I have been working with Muskoka condo buyers too for my entire career. Having been involved with condo construction from the ground up, nobody knows them better than I do in Muskoka. I am also the admin side of The Gardiner Team – staying in contact with people and promoting our listings online is a big part of what I do daily.
Muskoka native, builder’s daughter, dog lover, mother of one, I am big on integrity and helping people. If you want to work with a team that gets results, my Gardiner Team has you covered.
Specialties: Internet marketing, condominiums, waterfront properties, rural properties, new construction.
My name is Mike Taylor. Muskoka has been home for over 20 years. As a REALTOR® in Muskoka with The Gardiner Team, I am in the business of change – change of homes/cottages, change of locations and most of all, change of lifestyles. Recently, I have been President of the Lakelands Association of REALTORS®. I have an intimate knowledge of the Real Estate business in cottage country. It is always the great unknowns in a Real Estate transaction that creep up unexpectedly. With my in-depth experience behind me, I can help you through it all with a smile.
My other passions in life are spending time with my 2 daughters, riding Muskoka on a motorbike, skiing, white-water kayaking and playing music.
Specialties: Waterfront properties, luxury cottage properties, Muskoka residential homes, Lake of Bays, Fairy Lake, Peninsula Lake, Mary Lake, Lake Vernon.
Exhibit mutual respect among our clients, business colleagues and business partners.
Protect and enhance our well-deserved reputation for professionalism and honesty.
Promote a positive image of Muskoka and the value of waterfront cottage properties.
Provide superb client services in all aspects of our business
Promote transparency through clear, honest and open communication.
“Jim and Iris Gardiner were both amazing to deal with. A truly professional team. They shared a great deal of knowledge with us and really shed important light regarding potential Island Cottage ownership – all the pros and cons. Not only did they sell our existing cottage in 24 hours for much higher than our asking price they helped us find our new slice of paradise on Lake Muskoka in a very tight market. We are thrilled with our new cottage and love being on Eilean Gowan Island! We would highly recommend either Jim or Iris for any of your Real Estate needs!”J & D – Sold on Echo Lake and bought on Lake Muskoka
Mike Taylor was a great find for us. Mike was accessible and flexible with showings, visits, the house inspection and all of the steps involved in closing a sale. Following our closing Mike has continued to be a valuable source of information providing us with contacts for insurance, plumbing and electricians among other things.S & D – Muskoka River, Port Sydney
Jim did me a favor 20 years ago and I wanted to return the favor – I approached him and Iris at the cottage show and, even though I already had a real estate agent, he recommended a cottage property that I purchased and enjoyed for those 20 years. I therefore, tracked him down and had him be our agent in selling that property. Our priority was to find new owners that would be friendly and fit in well with the neighbors and Jim and Iris found the perfect couple Jim and Iris made the entire sale most enjoyable. The experience was so smooth and enjoyable that the sellers, the buyers and the real estate agents all got together for supper the following summer at our old cottage!K & L – Lake Muskoka
As first time cottage buyers but no strangers to purchasing property, we were fortunate to find Mike Taylor. We purchased through him in 2016 and would gladly again. Honest, great local knowledge and mindful of the nuances of financing, our experience with this agent was golden. Hardworking and always available, Mike made our experience of this purchase so much easier. A great job and comes with the highest recommendation” Thank you AgainS & C – Buck Lake, Huntsville
It is with great pleasure and appreciation for me to recommend the services of Jim Gardiner and the entire Gardiner Team. Jim’s awareness of community by-laws and market related activities extracted incremental value for us when we were finalizing the purchasing agreement.JB – Mirror Lake